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The Transvestite Achilles: Gender and Genre in Statius' Achilleid by P. J. Heslin

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As we follow Achilles' metamorphosis from wild boy to demure girl to lover to hero, Statius brilliantly illustrates a series of contrasting codes of behavior: male and female, epic and elegiac. This first full-length study of the poem addresses not only the narrative itself, but also sets the myth of Achilles on Scyros within a broad interpretive framework. The exploration ranges from the reception of the Achilleid in Baroque opera to the anthropological parallels that have emerged to explain Achilles' transvestism.


ISBN: 0521851459

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ISBN13: 978-0521851459

Publisher: Cambridge University Press (September 19, 2005)

Language: English

Subcategory: History & Criticism

The Transvestite Achilles: Gender and Genre in Statius' Achilleid
Literature & Fiction
Author: P. J. Heslin
Title: The Transvestite Achilles: Gender and Genre in Statius' Achilleid